A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF BAMPTON
Bampton has a rich history dating back to the Saxon period. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, highlighting its long-standing heritage.
The village features a mix of architectural styles, with many traditional Cotswold stone buildings that give it a timeless and picturesque appearance. You’ll find charming thatched cottages, historic houses, and well-preserved streets.
Bampton is famous for its Morris dancing tradition, known as “Bampton Morris.” This ancient folk dance has been performed in the village for centuries and is celebrated during various events and festivals.
The village has gained international recognition as it served as a filming location for the popular British television series “Downton Abbey.” The village’s St. Mary’s Church and other landmarks were featured in the show, attracting fans from around the world.